Tuesday, June 26, 2012


SpicyNodes in an online site that allows users to create visually enticing "maps".  They remind me of graphic organizers, or "thinking maps" as AACPS likes to call them, only they are interactive as opposed to pencil/paper concept maps.  They are stored onine so that you can access them from anywhere. There are of course paid memberships for Organizations and Enterprises, but for our classrooms we can use it free of charge.  You can find this site at: www.spicynodes.org.

Here is a video from the product manager:

I'll be back with a sample that I create in a bit!!


  1. I like the idea of being able to use this website to create Thinking Maps (TM) virtually instead of with just paper and pencil. The fact that this can be shared with others allows for the TM to be expanded showing a greater depth of knowledge. Is there a way for a teacher to see what individual added what piece of information?

  2. Kate Mason and I both posted a Web 2.0 tool similar to SpicyNodes called Popplet. I've used both programs and really like them to get our students excited about using Thinking Maps again.